“Just try to learn the trut by approaching a Spiritual Master. inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The selr- realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth.”
-Bhagavad- Gita 4.43
Shastras impart knowledge of the Absolute Truth
This statement in the Bhagavad- gita by Lord krishna was in reply to Arjunna’s question of what he should do, what was the way that he could actually proceed to achieve self- realization of the perfection of life. The Vedas are very broad. There are four principle Vedas, 108 Upanishads, 18 puranas and other histories like the Mahabharatha, Ramayana and the philosophical treatise, the Vedanta Sutra. All in all you are talking about millions and millions of verses. The Mahabharatha alone has 200,000 verses. So it’s very difficult for someone to know all of the Vedas. Veda means the knowledge which was revealed from God, from Bhagavan to enable the human being to know what is this world, how to live in this world, to achieve the objectives of life and ultimately to know what is the Absolute Truth which is the origin of everything, and how to realize our self and the Absolute truth. The four Vedas are known as the karma kanda of the part ofthe Vedas which deal withwith fruitive word. They concentrate on how to live in the material world and good karma for the actions that are performed and how to avoid bad karmas. By this, one can get better birth, better wealth, better facility in this life and in future lives, but still nonetheless, one is bound up within the truth is called jnana kanda. To realize what spirit is, what eternal life is, is dealt with in the section of the Vedas known as the Upanishads. Then there is the Upasana kanda, the process of worshipping the Truth. It is dealt with in the Puranas especially in the Srimad Bhagavatam Puranam as well as in the Bhagavad-gita, which give the science of how to worship the Ansolute Truth and realiz. So in order to engage in realization of the Absolute Truth, it is recommended that one should approach a spiritual master. In this world. people are looking for truth. Every newspaper, every magazine, quite a few of the films, are directed at least in part to truth by trying to disseminate information, and increase the knowledge of the people. Certainly the learning institutions. schools, colleges. Universities, institutes are theoretical) dedicated towards acquiring truth But in the there Vedas it is explained that there is a difference between relative truth and absolute truth. The relative truth would appear as something. Which is conditioned by time and space. somethings that is absolute is unchanging and which is beyond time and space. so things, to do with God or sprit. Are considered absolute truth changes. Just like, “Today this country is
The Bhagavad-gita later on explains that the living force is situated in the region of the heart and through some divine arrangement hereis a connection between the gross body and this living force so that the living force expands its consciousness throughout the body through the blood stream and through the blood stream one is able to feel, to be conscious. We know that if we take a tourniquet and if we cut off the circulation to our hand, after a while the hand becomes senseless. The body in itself does not have any senses; the sense are in the soul, which is the witness, which is experiencing everything. This body is like a machine, an instrument that is gathering all the information. So the Bhagavad gita explains that we have action senses, we have knowledge gathering senses and together, along with the mind, these different senses are the instruments, which allow the soul to experience this physical body. When the soul leaves the body body is dead. There is a big difference between a dead body and living body.